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5 of the Top Things To Do on an Australia Luxury Yacht Charter

By Editorial Team   3 April 2023

Ever since James Cook landed in Botany Bay in 1770, people have flocked to the shores of this promised land. Boasting over 10,000 golden beaches, lush rainforests, vast outback plains and unique Aboriginal culture, Australia is awash with incredible opportunities for discovery.

With so many choices, our experts have made life a little easier and whittled down 5 of the top things to include on your itinerary for the ultimate Australia yacht charter.

1. New Year’s Eve fireworks at Sydney Harbour

No one forgets a New Year’s Eve at Sydney Harbour - especially those on a luxury yacht charter experience, so grab yourself the best vantage point for the world-famous fireworks display from the comfort and privacy of your own superyacht. With a host of mooring facilities available from Sydney Superyacht Marina at the heart of the city, Campbell’s Cove next to Sydney Harbour or Farm Cove – a bay nestled next to Sydney Opera House, you’ll have mesmerizing views of AUS $7 million worth of fireworks.

Fireworks light up the bridge and harbor in Sydney's celebrated firework display in Australia

As patches of grass and sand get painfully crowded and busy on land, it is the superyachts floating elegantly in the calm balmy evening that have an unrivaled New Years’ experience. The main arsenal is discharged from Sydney Harbour Bridge and continues its spectacular journey along the harbor from barges, all of which will have unparalleled flawless panoramic views.

On your own luxury charter you’ll be the host to the ultimate New Year’s celebrations, and as the display finishes and the crowds begin to disperse you’ll be left with one tricky decision: where to continue partying. Whether you decide to head to one of the uber-chic bars or continue into the early hours on your yacht where you will be boasting a prestigious spot for watching the exquisite sunrise, a night to remember is always on the cards.

2. Peek at parading penguins on Phillip Island

Discover your wild side at Phillip Island Nature Park and see the world’s smallest penguin in their natural habitat from the prime viewing spot on your chartered yacht. As the tourists bustle onto viewing stands and boardwalks on shore and the sun begins to fade, take up your own position in the bay and wait to witness a magical procession of penguins as they return home.

The establishment’s mission is to conserve and enhance the Nature Parks’ environment for future generations protecting the beaches, wetlands and penguins alike. With spectacular scenery, charming heritage and an abundance of adorable Australian penguins, Phillip Island is a fantastic opportunity to experience something unusual and magical with friends and family. 

3. Explore Whitsunday Islands from top to bottom

It’s hard to justify chartering in Australia without a visit to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. For a more exclusive experience of the 2,300 kilometers of myriad lagoons, coral wonderlands, and desolate sandy paradises, the Whitsunday Islands lie within the reef itself and offer the ultimate up-close-and-personal solution.

Whitsunday Islands have a little something magical to offer a variety of yacht charter itineraries; from spectacular diving opportunities to the perfect luxury parties on nearby inhabited islands. 

Starting your adventure underwater, the Great Barrier Reef offers myriad secluded anchorages to provide endless opportunities for experienced divers and novices alike to explore and absorb her beauty in complete privacy. For an even better view, take to the skies in a helicopter to grasp the true vastness of this world-class spectacle and UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as shoals of large and tropical fish, on land you’ll encounter wildlife such as vibrant parrots, bush lizards and fruit bats. 

On your yacht charter you’ll be able to meander effortlessly between exclusive spa resorts and yacht clubs, to the miles of unspoiled marine life and lush tropical rainforests.

4. Tee off at one of Australia’s best golf courses

Ranked as the southern hemisphere’s most prestigious golf course, and ranked 7th in the world, the West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock offers lucky golfers a combination of wide immaculate fairways that run on to beautiful greens, with exquisite design and construction of the highest-standards. The par-72 course perched a couple of miles from the buzzing Melbourne metropolis and overlooking the stunning bay, effortlessly exudes class as the pinnacle of golf in Australia.

Royal Melbourne Golf Course

I’m a fan of the often very wide fairways that reward positioning and of the mix of long and short par-4s.

Sir Nick Faldo

Full of dramatic undulations, littered with visually spectacular bunkers that engulf you (if your ball is unlucky enough to get sucked into one) and were created with great definition and contrast, this course makes for an exceptional golfing experience - no matter the state of your game. Justly rivaling some of the world’s top golf clubs, the Royal Melbourne would be the perfect leisure activity to compliment your luxury yacht charter vacation in Australia.

5. Visit one of Australia’s prettiest World Heritage Sites

On your yacht charter you will have the opportunity to visit the unmissable Lord Howe Island, an irregularly crescent-shaped little island, situated between Australia and New Zealand, boasting outstanding natural beauty. Isolated in the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island is a paradisiacal utopia, set against the backdrop of the towering Mount Gower standing 875-meters above crystal-clear waters and luscious green forest.

Lord Howe Island, Australia
Lord Howe Island, AustraliaPaddleboarders enjoy the calm blue waters on Lord Howe Island, Australia

She rightly claims the status as a World Heritage Site with every turn and inlet offering a unique natural attraction. The island is a worthy exploration with lavish attractions such as Ned's Beach with golden sands and calm waters buzzing with mullet, garfish and silver-drummer; Admiralty Islands is pebbled with intriguing volcanic formations making for exceptional diving opportunities up to 40 meters, and Balls Pyramid a striking structure that stands as the world’s tallest sea stack.

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